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Celebrities Team With Michelle Obama For Campaign To Help Veterans
Posted on Thu May 10, 2012 09:00 AM PDT

225px-Michelle_Obama_offici.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Alec Baldwin and Sarah Jessica Parker are just a few of the big name celebrities who have signed on to tape public service announcements in support of the "Got Your Six" campaign.

The concept for the campaign was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces initiative, and was formulated during a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative America. The PSA's are aimed at improving conditions for military veterans and helping them reintegrate into civilian life. The goals are wide-ranging, from securing housing to increasing educational opportunities.

"The entertainment industry captures our imaginations, opens our eyes and touches our hearts, and I'm proud to work with them on our Joining Forces Initiative. By sharing the stories of strength and resilience that define our military families, we can motivate even more Americans to honor these courageous individuals in new ways. That's why I'm looking forward to working with the industry in the months and years ahead," the First Lady said in a statement.

The effort is being supported by TV networks, talent agencies, and Hollywood studios, who will partner with more than two dozen non-profits.

Among the celebrities helping the cause? Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Tracy Morgan, Milla Jovovich, Bradley Cooper, Brian Williams, Pharrell Williams, and Wendy Williams.

Among the entertainment partners on board for the project are: A+E Networks, ABC, Bad Robot Productions, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), CBS Corporation, Directors Guild of America, Entertainment Industries Council, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Fox Audience Strategy, foursquare, Funny or Die, HBO, International Creative Management (ICM), NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Producers Guild of America West, SAG-AFTRA, Shine America, Showtime, Sony Pictures Entertainment, United Talent Agency (UTA), Viacom Media Networks, Warner Bros., William Morris Endeavor (WME), and Writers Guild of America West.

There will be a press conference Friday morning to reveal more information about the program.


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